Friday, October 19, 2012

TRIALOGUES

I find the series of Trialogues conducted between Terence McKenna, Rupert Sheldrake, and Ralph Abraham incredibly fascinating. I have listened with inflamed imagination to their discussions over and over and over again, finding them thus far inexhaustibly thought provoking.

For the most complete collection (42+ hours) of their discussions I refer you to The Psychedelic Salon's Trialogues Archive (Which includes numerous recordings of their private discussions donated by Ralph Abraham)

Though before I try to sell you on the deep cuts, let's parade out the hits:

METAMORPHOSIS: CAST OF CHARACTERS TRIALOGUES AT THE EDGE OF THE MILLENNIUM - June 6, 1998
Part 1: SHELDRAKE Part 2: MCKENNA Part 3: ABRAHAM


As perhaps the world's biggest fan of this material, I dreamed the dream of getting to actively participate in the discussion, and in my own small way, via e-mail, got to do just that.


from:     Bobby Campbell rgc777@gmail.com
to:     Ralph Abraham, Rupert Sheldrake
date:     Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 1:47 PM
subject: Hello again, Ralph & Rupert!

Dear Sirs,

In regards to Morphic Resonance, and if I'm to understand Einstein
correctly that forces result from geometry, might the force that
results from the peculiar geometry of the subatomic void/plenum
provide the impetus for form et al?

with great regard,

bob campbell


from:     Ralph Abraham
to:     Bobby Campbell
date:     Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 6:39 PM
subject: Re: Hello again, Ralph & Rupert!

that certainly seems reasonable ... however,
in the usual models for the quantum vacuum,
there is no intrinsic geometry
rather, geometry emerges from the plenum

eg, see this (if you have not already)

http://www.ralph-abraham.org/articles/MS%23119.Fuzzylumps/

thanks for writing



ralph

from:     Rupert Sheldrake
to:     Bobby Campbell
date:     Tue, Feb 5, 2008 at 7:26 PM
subject: Re: Hello again, Ralph & Rupert!

Dear Bob,

I don’t know if I understand Einstein correctly so I can’t judge if you do.  But I think if there were some simple answer like this that arose from the physics we’d probably know about it by now.

Best wishes

Rupert


-----

I shd like to note that Ralph's link sent me down a particularly illuminating rabbit hole, the fruits of which went straight into Agnosis!

Oh! and check out: The World Wide Web and the Millennium
A talk by Terence Mckenna & Ralph Abraham from August 1, 1998
Which somehow remains more relevant and insightful about the internet than most contemporary media theory.


No comments:

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails